Is My Child Ready for First Grade?

Is My Child Ready for First Grade?

The first day of first grade can be a significant moment for kids. Preschool and kindergarten are fully behind them, and the transition towards more rigorous academic-focused learning has begun.  But how can you be sure your child is ready for first grade? That’s the...
Developing the G and K Sounds

Developing the G and K Sounds

As toddlers grow, they become expert experimenters with all kinds of noises. Around the age of two, your kiddo will probably start testing out G and K sounds. This can be very exciting for parents! There’s a very specific and profound joy that comes from hearing your...
Developing D and T Sounds in Toddlers

Developing D and T Sounds in Toddlers

Most children will first develop the ability to articulate d and t sounds as toddlers–sometimes as young as 12 months. By the time your kiddo is four years old, they should be very comfortable producing the d and t sounds in most words. It’s always exciting when your...
Developing the M, B, and P Sounds

Developing the M, B, and P Sounds

Babies babble. It’s an adorable sound–just the thing that brings a smile to every (exhausted) parents’ lips. Before you know it, your time together will be filled with nonstop “goo”s and “gaa”s (not to mention a few “aww”s on your part).  Babbling isn’t just an...
Speech Therapy for S and Z Sounds

Speech Therapy for S and Z Sounds

Even though they’re separated by a few letters of the alphabet, S and Z sounds are mechanically quite similar. They’re also relatively challenging, especially for children who are still developing speech skills. Difficulties with S and Z enunciation can develop for a...
The Importance of Preschool for Kids

The Importance of Preschool for Kids

From learning new crafts to playing with other children to coloring and painting, preschool can seem like a lot of fun. But it’s also a critical period for your child’s education, especially when preschool programs are thoughtfully structured. Some parents are...